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Average citations per article5.00
Citation Count40
Publication count8
Publication years2010-2015
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Average downloads per article349.00
Downloads (cumulative)698
Downloads (12 Months)134
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July 2018 ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS): Volume 8 Issue 3, August 2018
Publisher: ACM
Citation Count: 0
Downloads (6 Weeks): 29,   Downloads (12 Months): 29,   Downloads (Overall): 29

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This article reports on the development of capabilities for (on-screen) virtual agents and robots to support isolated older adults in their homes. A real-time architecture was developed to use a virtual agent or a robot interchangeably to interact via dialog and gesture with a human user. Users could interact with ...
Keywords: Content Indicators: I.2.m, H.1.2, H.5.2 keywords: virtual agents, I.2.9, engagement, human-agent interaction studies, human-robot interaction, human-robot interaction studies, older adults, real-time dialog systems, robot compantions, situated dialog systems, social isolation, virtual agent companions

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April 2015 CHI '15: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Publisher: ACM
Citation Count: 3
Downloads (6 Weeks): 7,   Downloads (12 Months): 55,   Downloads (Overall): 268

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The quality of most professional oral presentations is often poor, owing to a number of factors, including public speaking anxiety. We present DynamicDuo, a system that uses an automated, life-sized, animated agent to help inexperienced speakers deliver their presentations in front of an audience. The design of the system was ...
Keywords: co-presentation, embodied conversational agent, powerpoint, slideware, virtual agent

3 published by ACM
March 2015 HRI'15 Extended Abstracts: Proceedings of the Tenth Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction Extended Abstracts
Publisher: ACM
Citation Count: 1

We demonstrate interaction with a relational agent, embodied as a robot, to provide social support for isolated older adults. Our robot supports multiple activities, including discussing the weather, playing cards and checkers socially, maintaining a calendar, talking about family and friends, discussing nutrition, recording life stories, exercise coaching and making ...
Keywords: dialog with robots, engagement, social robots, virtual agents

September 2013 ACII '13: Proceedings of the 2013 Humaine Association Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society
Citation Count: 3

Loneliness and social isolation are significant problems in older adult populations. We describe a conversational agent-based system designed to provide longitudinal social support to isolated older adults. Results from an exploratory pilot study indicate that when the agent proactively draws elders into interactions, it is more effective at addressing loneliness ...
Keywords: Affective Computing, Older Adults, ECA

September 2012 IVA'12: Proceedings of the 12th international conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Citation Count: 0

We present two empirical studies which examine user mood in long-term interaction with virtual conversational agents. The first study finds evidence for mood as a longitudinal construct independent of momentary affect and demonstrates that mood can be reliably identified by human judges observing user-agent interactions. The second study demonstrates that ...
Keywords: agents, persuasive technology, longitudinal study, mood, affect

September 2012 IVA'12: Proceedings of the 12th international conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Citation Count: 12

Older adults with strong social connections are at a reduced risk for health problems and mortality. We describe two field studies to inform the development of a virtual agent designed to provide long-term, continuous social support to isolated older adults. Findings include the topics that older adults would like to ...
Keywords: social dialogue, social interfaces, wizard-of-oz study, relational agents

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May 2012 FDG '12: Proceedings of the International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games
Publisher: ACM
Citation Count: 3
Downloads (6 Weeks): 2,   Downloads (12 Months): 48,   Downloads (Overall): 308

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In this paper we describe a prototype of a serious game designed to improve hospital patients' confidence in managing their hospital stay. We present findings of an evaluation of our visual novel computer game by comparing it with traditional approaches to increasing patient empowerment and patient self-efficacy. The results indicated ...
Keywords: flow, engagement, self-efficacy, patient empowerment, serious games, visual novel

September 2010 IVA'10: Proceedings of the 10th international conference on Intelligent virtual agents
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Citation Count: 0

We describe a design study in which five different tools are compared for end-user authoring of personal stories to be told by an embodied conversational agent. The tools provide varying degrees of control over the agent's verbal and nonverbal behavior. Results indicate that users are more satisfied when their stories ...
Keywords: narrative, embodied conversational agent, relational agent, storytelling

January 2010 IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing: Volume 1 Issue 1, January 2010
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society Press
Citation Count: 11

We describe a series of experiments with an agent designed to model human conversational touch—capable of physically touching users in synchrony with speech and other nonverbal communicative behavior—and its use in expressing empathy to users in distress. The agent is composed of an animated human face that is displayed on ...
Keywords: Animations, haptic I/O, natural language, evaluation, Animations, evaluation, haptic I/O, natural language, user interfaces., user interfaces.

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